The draft strategic plan goals are ready for review and comment. The draft plan identifies 8 goals for the City to work on over the next 7 years to help improve our community. The goals were crafted based on the community input received over the course of many meetings and telephone survey last spring. That input is available on our Findings Report page, and all are encouraged to review the summaries. Every comment received is listed, whether it was received in the community meetings or from the telephone survey.
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
In addition to the community input, city staff also conducted a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) to also identify our community problems and opportunities. When combined with the themes identified from the community meetings and telephone survey, several key focus areas became very clear as to the desired improvements to the City. These are:
Infrastructure: roads, sidewalks, buildings, parks
Communication: BCTV, website, newsletters, email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Finances - transparency, debt reduction, good value on dollars spent
Sustainable community: energy efficient, solar energy development, recycling
Transportation: traffic, more bike and people trails, good roads
Maintain our Family Friendly community: city programs and events
Future city budgets and projects will use the strategic plan as our guide to a better community.
The draft strategic plan goals address these key areas. Your input is desired. The city will be hosting an open house on September 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall to receive your input. If you are unable to attend but do have comments, you are encouraged to email them to us, or send them by regular US Mail at:
Strategic Plan Update
Community Development Department
401 California Avenue
Boulder City, NV 89005-2600
Please have your comments submitted prior to October 2nd. All comments received prior to that date will be included in the materials provided to the City Council as they review the draft plan on October 9th.
Goal 1 - Brand & Image
We value our small town character and history, safe streets and neighborhoods, our responsive local government and services, outdoor recreation and our leadership role in developing clean energy for the national infrastructure. To further these values, the city will develop and implement a brand image to assist the city in all operations, to guide future development, to continue to promote our image as a family friendly community, a leader in clean energy, being the home of Hoover Dam and a center for outdoor recreation.
Goal 2 - Financial Stewardship
Although the city has been able to withstand the recent national and regional economic downturn, it remains vulnerable to outside influences impacting its financial sustainability. Our residents place a high value on transparency in local government, and this transparency extends to fiscal decisions as well. The city will use taxpayer funds wisely through the development and implementation of long-term financial plans, sound budget and fiscal policies, long-term capital improvement plans and a continued emphasis on diversifying its revenue stream.
Goal 3 - Infrastructure
The city considers its ability to provide critical utility services such as water, sewer and electricity an asset. The city has other assets such as a well developed street and pedestrian network and an effective storm water system. To ensure and protect our investment in these assets, the city will develop and implement a comprehensive asset management plan for our utilities, streets, sidewalks, and flood control.
Goal 4 - Communication
An efficient municipality provides a consistent and accurate information program that clearly conveys important and timely information to their residents. Boulder City residents place a high importance on timely and accurate information via multiple platforms such as the local newspaper, local access television, newsletters, the internet and mobile devices and direct mail. The city will develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan that will ensure regular, consistent and accurate communication to our residents across all communication platforms.
Goal 5 - Economic Development
Residents of our city enjoy a diverse and vibrant local economy, a stable property tax base and plentiful open space. These components are critical to maintaining the quality of life and small town atmosphere enjoyed by our residents. The city will develop and implement redevelopment programs that will encourage existing businesses to remain in the city and will create opportunities for those new businesses that fit the city’s small town atmosphere, reflect its commitment toward green energy and are consistent the city’s brand and image to locate within the city.
Goal 6 - Programs & Services
The city considers its programs, facilities, buildings and fleet valuable assets. Although these are valuable assets, many are in need of renovation and repair, need to be replaced in their entirety or possibly discontinued and disposed of. The city will develop and implement a comprehensive long-term capital improvement plan for all city facilities, buildings and replacement / maintenance plan for its fleet, all of which reflect the priorities of its residents.
Goal 7 - Sustainability
The City places value on a sustainable community that embraces the protection of open space, clean air, efficient utilities, minimal solid waste stream, renewable energy production and our contribution to the national effort for a sustainable energy source. To further the city’s efforts, a sustainability plan will be developed and implemented that will reduce the consumption of natural resources, protect our clean air and open spaces, increase recycling and encourage the development of renewable energy sources.
Goal 8 - Infrastructure
The city values our multiple options for transportation such as our ample street system, pedestrian pathways, bicycle paths and routes, mass transit and parking opportunities. To further enhance these opportunities, the city will develop and then implement a formal mobility plan that addresses ways to maintain and enhance these multiple transportation opportunities.